Tuesday, December 12, 2017

1. What is a Partnership?

A   Partnership  is  composed   of   multiple  European  and   non-European  Higher   Education  Institutions. Partnerships projects are selected by the EACEA tc organise and implement student and staff exchanges.

 2. When can the mobility start?

The projects selected in 2014 can organize the mobility in different cohorts according tc the following timeline:

o     First cohort: the mobility can start as from September 2014, the latest date for starting mobility must be 31 December 2015.

o     Second cohort: the mobility can start as from September 2015, the latest date for starting mobility must be 31 December 2016.

o    Third cohort: the mobility can start as from September 2016, the latest date for starting mobility must be 31 December 2017.

Staff mobility, on the ether hand, can start at any time within the project duration. Both students and staff mobility must end within the project eligibility period.

 3. Who selects students and staff for mobility exchange?

The selected Partnerships are responsible for the organisation, selection and implementation of the individual mobility. Each Partnership establishes specifie mechanisms for the selection of students and staff.

ln  arder  tc  know  who the  selected Partnerships are,  see the  EACEA  website  at the following address:

http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmusmundus/results compendia/selected proiects action 2 en.php

4.  How can 1  apply for mobility?

 Students and staff interested in a scholarship shall submit their application directly to the Partnership:

 http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmusmundus/results compendia/selected projects action 2 en.php

 Each Partnership is responsible for publishing the different mobility opportunities.

 Bear in mind thal, for every Higher Education Institution, specifie admission requirements apply.

 5. How willl find out whether or not 1  have been selected for a mobility grant?

 Partnerships are responsible for communicating the results of the selection to the candidates.

 6. Who can be considered  "staff''?

 Staff comprises teaching staff, researchers and university administrators (rectors, personnel in charge of cooperation offices, admissions and recognition departments, etc.) from the Partnership. Bath, academie and administrative staff, are eligible for a mobility exchange. They will be invited by the host institution member of the Partnership in arder to perform training, teaching and/or research activities.

 7. What are the requirements for staff candidates  to apply?

 ln arder to be eligible, academie and administrative staff must be nationals of the third countries concerned by the geographicallot or of one of the eligible European countries, and must work or be associated with a Higher Education Institution.

 8. ls mobility from Europe to Europe or from third-country to third-country  allowed?

 No. The Erasmus Mundus funds cannat be  used for individual mobility of Europeans between European institutions or third-country nationals between third-country institutions involved in the Partnership.

 9. Can students benefit from more than one scholarship within the same project?

 European or lhird-country students cannot benefit from more !han one mobility period within the same project. However, they can benefit from a second scholarship for a different type of mobility under another Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project.

 10.  Can staff benefit from more than one mobility period?

European or third-country  staff can benefit from more !han  one mobility  period ,._;ithin  the same projecq-oll&t2. Et'/

 Additionally, staff can benefit from a second scholarship for a different type of mobility under another Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project.

 11.  What does Target Group mean?

 For European students:

 •   To be considered  Target Group 1 (TGI): students need to  be registered at  one of the European countries Higher Education Institutions within the Partnership at the lime of submitting their application to the Partnership. Undergraduate students must have successfully completed at !east one year of studies in their home institution;

•   To be considered Target Group 2 (TGII): students need either to be registered in a Higher Education Institution (not included in the Partnership) of any European country orto have obtained a university degree or equivalent from a Higher Education Institution of any European country, at the lime of submitting their application to the Partnership.

For Third-country students:

 •   To be considered Target Group 1 (TGI): students need to be registered at one of the third-country Higher Education Institutions within the Partnership at the lime  of submitting their application to the Partnership. Undergraduate students must have successfully completed at !east one year of studies in their home institution;

•   To be considered Target Group 2 (TGII): students need either to be registered in a Higher Education Institution (not included in the Partnership) of the !hird-country concerned by the lot orto  have obtained a university degree or equivalent from a Higher Education Institution of these !hird-countries, at the lime of submitting their application to the Partnership;

•   To be considered Target Group 3 (TGIII): students need to be nationals of one of the third-countries concerned by the lot and be part of the vulnerable target groups.

  12.  What are vulnerable target groups?

 For example: 1) having a refugee status or asylum beneficiaries (international or according to the national legislation of one of the European recipient countries) or 2) it can be proved !hat they have been the object of unjustified expulsion from university on racial, ethnie, religious, poli!ical, gender or sexual inclination or 3) they belong to an indigenous population targeted by a specifie national policy or IDPs (lnternally Displaced Parsons)

  13.  Can third-country nationality students living in Europe apply for a mobility flow?

 ln arder to be eligible, third-country students must have not resided nor carried out their main activity (study, work, etc.) for more !han a total of 12 months over the las!live  years in one of the European countries at the lime  of  submitting their  application  to the  Partnership. For  this  purpose,' you  might  be asked  to  sign  a declaration of honour.

 This rule does not apply to Target Group 3 candidates (see question 11 for Target Groups definition).

 14. Can students have a placement period at Associate partners?

 Yes, as long as the placement period is clearly foreseen in the student agreement as an integral part of the study period. The student is also entitled to receive the substance allowance during this period.

 15.  Can students/staff receive scholarships from other EU programmes at the same time and for the same mobility period?

Only one EU grant can be awarded for the purpose of implementing an action or activity. ln this context, studentlstaff already benefiting from an EU mobility scholarship is not entitled to be awarded additional grants from other EU initiatives for the same purpose.

 16. Can Higher Education Institutions claim tuition fees from visiting students?

 No. Under no circumstances can participating Higher Education Institutions claim tuition fees costs directly from visiting students.

 17.  What do ineed to do to obtain my visa?

 Please bear in mind !hat obtaining a visa might be a lengthy process.

 Once you have received the official confirmation from the Partnership !hat you have been selected, you have to star! the procedure to obtain a visa by approaching the embassy of your host country.

The international offices of home and host universities are best placed to advise you on how to proceed, if needed. ln addition, they might liaise with the EU Delegations, Consulates and the Embassies of the relevant countries on your behalf.

 18. Do ineed to pay for insurance?

 No. The Partnership will purchase a full insurance (health, !ravel, accident) to caver your participation to the programme.

The minimum requirements of the insurance coverage can be found on the Erasmus Mundus website: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmusmundus/beneficiaries/documents/action2/minimuminsurance en modified a2.pdf

 19.  Where are my rights defined?

 When yeu are selected for mobility. yeu will have to sign a Student Agreement with the Partnership. prier to your enrolment. This agreement defines rights and obligations of ali parties and must provide yeu with a comprehensive picture of ali the aspects related to your academie and financial participation in the programme.

 20. How my mobility abroad  will be recognised?

 Academie recognition must be assured by the Partnership at the end of the study period abroad. The Learning Agreement and the transcript of records are the key documents thal ensure the recognition by the home institution. The Learning Agreement should be signed by the responsible authorities at home and hosting institutions, as weil as by the student, before the mobility starts. Any modifications to this document need to be agreed by ali three parties, in due lime.

 21. To how many scholarships can 1  apply?

 There are many Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Partnerships offering scholarships. Depending on your nationality, yeu might be eligible to apply to more !han one project, but yeu can go on mobility with one Partnership only.

 22. Can  i  apply,  at the same time, to Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Partnerships and Action 1

 Masters/Doctorates?

 You can apply for bath, Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Partnerships and Action 1 Masters/Doctorates, at the same lime. However, yeu can only participate under one mobility scheme.

There is no limit for Action 2 applications - in seme cases there are various Partnerships providing mobility for nationals of your country. ln such cases, yeu can apply to any or ali of the Partnerships.

 As far as Action 1 is concerned, yeu can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship/fellowship to a maximum of three (3) different joint programmes, Erasmus Mundus Master Courses and Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorale together. However, yeu can go on mobility with one joint programme only.

 

  With the support of the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union
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